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Multiplayer Chat Show Notes #14: ESRB and Parenting

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Show #13: ESRB and Parenting!
Total Running Time: 1:00:00

This Week's Releases
• Retail Releases (Highlights include God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP), Army of Two (X360, PS3), MLB 08: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP), Major League Baseball 2K8 (X360, PS3, WII, PSP, PS2), Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm (PC), Bully: Scholarship Edition (X360, WII), Silent Hill: Origins (PS2))
Virtual Console Release (Super Turrican)
PlayStation Network Releases (Rocketmen: Axis of Evil, six Grateful Dead songs for Rock Band)
• Xbox Live Arcade Releases (Rocketmen: Axis of Evil, six Grateful Dead songs for Rock Band)

Grateful Dead pack (800 MS points / $9.99)

• China Cat Sunflower (160 MS points/ $2)
• Casey Jones (160 MS points/ $2)
• Sugar Magnolia (160 MS Points / $2)
• Truckin’ (160 MS Points / $2)
• Franklin’s Tower (160 MS Points / $2)
• Need A Miracle (160 MS Points / $2)

Discussion of News Highlights
Disney creates Ultimate Band
Disgaea 3 Announced
Wii Okami bumped to April 15
Mario Kart Wii Doesn’t Even Have Proper Text Chat
Jack Thompson offers to help EA with Take-Two takeover
Phil Harrison’s New Job
• PlayStation Homes integration into Uncharted, Warhawk and Resistance
The State of PlayStation Network: John Hight Interviewed
It’s official: games revenues overtake music at retail (In UK)

Other bands are in Aerosmith’s Guitar Hero game, maybe Run DMC
Microsoft Gives Students Access to Technical Software at No Charge to Inspire Success and Make a Difference
D&D creator Gary Gygax dead at 69

Tonight's Feature: ESRB and Parenting
• EGM article by six-month past employee of ESRB Jerry Bonner “How to Fix the rating system.”
Multiplayer Chat Discussion
• People ignoring ratings on games but following movie ratings like gospel.
• Parents who buy games without caring that it is horribly violent
• Double standards between movie ratings and game ratings
• Should ratings match TV/Film classifications?
• Is the ESRB working, doing a good job?
• Games that are safe for young kids and fun, a rare thing

Game Du Jour Deals3/3/2008 – 3/9/2008
Game du Jour is the first “One Deal a Day” website for indie and casual PC games. Every day of the week, GameDuJour.com sells one popular downloadable game at a steep discount.

Mon. Mar. 3rd: 40% off on Cradle of Rome
Tue. Mar. 4th: 50% off on Liong: The Dragon Dance
Wed. Mar. 5th: 50% off on Socket Logic
Thu. Mar. 6th: 50% off on Mahjong Roadshow
Fri. Mar. 7th: 50% off on Dropheads
Sat. Mar. 8th: 50% off on Dream Solitaire
Sun. Mar. 9th: 50% off on Fruits

Cradle of Rome is part strategy, part word building, part match-three game (similar to Jewel Quest). It is an interesting mashup that you should check out.

Blogcritics Devil May Cry 4, Guitar Hero III Giveaway

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  • Dude, i am DIGGIN the Grateful Dead packs for rock band… ah, if they only had RB for the Wii and didnt have just rumors about it…

    adding you as a friend and fave on BTR